Logchain Protocol

BUILDING TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

JOIN US IN THE BIRTH OF A NEW ERA IN DIGITAL LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE

A REVOLUTION IN GLOBAL LOGISTICS

LOGCHAIN improves EFFICIENCY, TRANSPARENCY AND SAFETY

LogChain provides the platform to ensure the safe, secure and efficient transfer of products, services and information throughout global inter-modal supply chains to benefit all stakeholders. LogChain’s application of blockchain technology will ensure that every aspect of the supply chain is managed effectively and efficiently, significantly reducing the risks and uncertainty that are normally associated with logistics operations.

The provision of real-time information and increased traceability in the supply chain will enable improved inventory management, eliminate waste and provide regulatory compliance. LogChain will ensure all aspects of the logistics process are transparent and efficient and provide the best value for all stakeholders in the supply chain. LogChain’s objectives are to eliminate risks and inefficiencies that currently exist in logistics activities around the world, allowing stakeholders to focus on their core capabilities, remain competitive, ensure continuous growth, success and sustainability.

THE UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

OUR VISION IS TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR WITH An OPEN GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE

1st MODE OF GLOBAL TRADE IS:

INTERMODAL FREIGHT CONTAINER

2nd MODE OF GLOBAL TRADE IS:
TANK CONTAINER TRANSPORT

OUR FIRST MISSION IS TO TRANSFORM THE TRANSPORT OF GOODS WITHIN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS

THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY – A LAST FRONTIER FOR DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

The world’s chemical industry is expected to grow from $4.1 trillion in 2013 to at least $5.1 trillion by 2020 according to a reports from consulting firms like Solidiance, or Rolad Berger. The global chemical industry has seen steady growth over the past decade with high demand emanating from Asia, and is expected to grow rapidly recent research from Roland Berger finds.The major driver for growth remains China, whose 25% chemical industry CAGR ended in 2013, but whose 8% annual growth rate to 2020 will continue to boost the industry. Particularly innovation in the automotive industry, energy transformation, construction and electronics will continue to increase chemical industry growth.

Automotive: As China is set to become the world’s largest automotive market, innovation in products for the industry will continue apace.  Energy: A global shift from carbon rich to sustainable energy sources – planned in the face of climate change – boosts the need for innovation in photo-electrics as well as other ways of producing sustainable energy.  Construction: The construction sector has enjoyed unprecedented growth in China and the rest of Asia over recent years, with continued demand from the residential and commercial sector, new materials and chemical products will continue to be in demand. Electrical & Electronic: The continued demand of advanced electronics and ever more miniaturisation are pushing the chemical industry to come up with innovative solutions to producing electronics and improve performance.

DIGITIZATION IS OVERDUE IN THE CHEMICAL TRANSPORT SECTOR

WE WORK AS IF WE WE’RE STILL IN THE 70’S, WITH FAX MACHINES, PRINTED PAPER, PHONE, AND A LOT OF EMAIL

THE 4 PRESSURE POINTS IN CHEMICAL TRANSPORT:

  1. Fragmented communication across multiple channels such as email, Fax, EDI’s and telephone
  2. Monitoring complex technical requirements with analog tools and communication channels
  3. Complex cargo restrictions
  4. Unclear equipment location

LOGCHAIN IS A UNIFIED PLATFORM:
PRODUCT TRACEABILITY,
VERIFICATION & CONTROL

The Logchain Protocol with real-time data storage, data access and data interaction is a fully IOT and smart-contract enabled platform. – improved inventory management, resource planning, waste elimination and improved workflow are the result. Blockchain can  assist with tasks like the following:

  • Entering transactions/agreements between manufacturers, vendors, suppliers and intermediaries
  • Documenting purchase orders, changes, invoices, receipts and other accounting, finance and tax documentation
  • Demonstrating and verifying that approvals and certifications relating to the quality of cargo are in place at any given time
  • Record-keeping to satisfy legal compliance obligations and to minimize business risk
  • Reporting on any touchpoint in the manufacturing and shipping process, including assembly, maintenance, delivery

THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY – A LAST FRONTIER FOR DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

THE LOGCHAIN PROTOCOL IS A
VISIONARY SOLUTION

The safe movement of chemicals is complex and requires the accurate transfer of data to ensure compliance and efficiency. The blockchain will provide considerable benefits to all inter-modal supply chains stakeholders. This would range from ensuring that the correct tank was selected for the product, through to ensuring all the necessary documentation for importing the goods into the destination country.

IMMUTABLE DATA MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

The immutability of the data would improve the safety and security of the operation by eliminating fraud and the human factors that cause errors and delays. All aspects of tank container operations such as specification, cleaning, maintenance and certification could be guaranteed to ensure product quality and operational safety.

TRANSPARENCY AND EFFICIENCY WILL REDUCE COST & TIME

The planning of the logistics processes would be transparent, efficient and deliver the lowest cost solution. The improved traceability in the supply chain would enable improved inventory management and eliminate waste.

SMART CONTRACTS ENSURE GLOBAL PAYMENTS

Smart contracts are self-executing contracts that can be triggered by an external real-world event. Applying blockchain technology to instant settlement of transactions could  reduce friction in commercial financing, which  is currently an area from which many trade disputes arise. Dispute resolution rules could be agreed upon beforehand and applied instantly on the blockchain when necessary.

300%

INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY ALONG the GLOBAL LOGISTICS NETWORK

25%

MANPOWER
reduction

32%

cost
reduction

35%

PROCESS TASK
REDUction

FEATURES of LOGCHAIN ARE ENDLESS

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LOGCHAIN FOR MERCHANTS

  • Transparent, real-time visibility. You’ll know where your product is at any one time simply by accessing the blockchain
  • Carrying food products? Check if the container you’re using has been cleaned of all previous cargo.
  • Carrying hazardous material? Ensure your container has complied with safety regulations, and can transport your product safely without compromising its quality.
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LOGCHAIN FOR STAKEHOLDERs

  • Improved accountability to your clients
  • Efficient and effective inventory management — reduces resource wastage
  • Pertinent data analytics on container usage and efficiency
  • Resources for you to focus on core capabilities and jumpstart growth
chemical buyer

LOGCHAIN FOR CONSUMERs

  • Transparent, real-time visibility. You’ll know where your purchase is at any one time simply by accessing the blockchain.
  • Check container certifications for peace of mind — your products are delivered to you without risk of contamination.

We plan to roll out increasing number of value-added services while adding stakeholders from chemical supply chain and logistics to LogChain. With each new stakeholder, we will introduce governance rules that will automate and incentivize many process that were till now manual and not transparent. These strategies will favor information transparency, data sharing, win-win partnerships, accountability and verifiability of tracking records and shipments, and thus result in rise of LOG token’s value.

TOKEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND
IS CIRCULAR WITHIN OUR
INFRASTRUCTURE ECOSYSTEM

INCENTIVES DRIVE USAGE AND VALUE

All stakeholders of LogChain will be incentivized to acquire and own LOG tokens. Ownership of LOG token grants not only data exchange but also enables access to value added services and information, such as tracking shipments, receiving customs updates, location checking, selecting transport or intermodal provider, booking freight, etc.

We will also ensure the supply of LOG tokens is limited and in high demand by regularly recycling them. As the overall value of the system will rise, so will the value of the LOG token, which represents at once value and information unit of LogChain.

TOKENS CAN BE EARNED, PURCHASED AND TRADED

Transactions LogChain for ISO Tank and other shipments will be paid and settled in LOG tokens. In addition to earning tokens (see section “Incentives”), LogChain users can also purchase tokens accepting fiat and major cryptocurrency denominations. To further add value in long term to LOG token, LogChain will enlist its tokens on major crypto exchanges regionally and globally, thus leveraging on perceived economic advantages of this disruptive technology which will cause higher liquidity via trading.

THE LOGCHAIN PROTOCOL IS INTERNET-OF-THINGS (IOT) READY

THE PROTOCOL TO ENABLE IOT

Being IOT ready then every element and stakeholder can use new technology on an immutable platform that is trust less and transparent. Unlike other offerings in the market, LogChain is not looking to build into the protocol side commercial interests such as brokerage services.

We intend Logchain to disrupt and revolutionize International freight, all modes, all sectors. Think of LogChain as the Logistics Internet 2.0, here for all.

DOES IT WORK?

Any  information pertaining to shipments will be included in the main block chain, but commercially sensitive information will be carried in a separate side chain as part of our smart contracts – both protected by blockchain technology. This is the basis of the immutable and trust less information.

Our smart contracts will vastly improve settling of commercial agreements whilst reducing claims and disputes. Internal trade will be  easier with the arrangement of LC’s being based on LogChain.

TRANSPORT PROVIDER

Manufacturer

CHEMICAL PRODUCER

INCENTIVES WILL ENSURE ADOPTION AND CONTINUITY

INCENTIVES EXAMPLES:

  • Receive LOG tokens
  • Access to updated and valuable information from other parts of the supply chain, including that of shippers, customs, sending and receiving ports, 3PL and ISO Tank operators, IOT systems etc.
  • Receive positive rankings and points
  • Privileged access to potential client pools, incl. shippers (producers of chemicals), trucking companies
  • Receive invitations to participate/contribute to workshops and seminars organized by regulatory bodies
  • Considered & selected for partnership, alliance inside the

FROM ASIA TO EUROPE, AND THEN THE WORLD

Logistics drives commerce all around the world, but is also notoriously difficult to manage effectively. Industry containerization standards created 60 years ago were revolutionary at that time, but today, the numerous handovers from merchant to loaders, transporters, shippers and forwarders make the chain susceptible to human error and exploitation. This has resulted in more than just consumer inconvenience; they cause large revenue losses, immense resource wastage and dangerous safety incidents.

LogChain is a service protocol that allows stakeholders to track all aspects of the chemical logistics supply chain through innovative blockchain technology. This connectivity will be further enhanced through the incorporation of the IOT, ensuring integrity, safety compliance and traceability in all transport modes, including: tank container operations, parcel tankers, flexitanks, drums and road tankers.

This will also provide visibility in terms of specifications, compatibility, compliance and certifications through the immutable recording of data on blockchain. The result of this will be higher safety standards, stronger accountability, increased security, full regulatory compliance, elimination of fraud and the improvement in service levels.

LogChain example: intermodal container operations

LOGCHAIN EXAMPLE:
THE CHEMICAL LOGISTICS SECTOR

As the chemical industry continues to grow in a complex global environment, the risks, volatility and uncertainty in the supply chain increase. With the LogChain Protocol all aspects of chemical transport operations, such as specification, cleaning, maintenance and certification, would be guaranteed to ensure regulatory compliance, product quality and operational safety. The highly regulated and challenging chemical and petrochemical industries will benefit from the immutability of the data and will be able to improve supply chain safety and security by eliminating fraud and human factors that currently cause errors and delays.

The LogChain Protocol will transform the movement of chemicals around the world, enabling businesses to maximise their potential while at the same time protecting people and the environment.

TOKEN DISTRIBUTION
at a glance

75 Years of logistics industry leadership

The logchain team

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Nicholes Hideki

Founder,
Chief Operations Officer

Nicholes draws from more than 15 years of change-management, stakeholder- alignment, and growth management experience in the chemical logistics industry. Nicholes is presently the Regional Vice President -BD at Suttons International and holds memberships at several Chemical Supply-Chain Groups. He is a speaker, trainer,facilitator for Fortune 500 companies and government bodies, related to Safety, Operations , Market Intelligence Analytics and Innovation.

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Andrew MckeoWn

Founder,
Chief Technical Officer

Andrew is a business leader with more than 20 years experience in all aspects of logistics. Andrew has been a senior advisor to various companies and government boards on Operational Excellence, Chemical Engineering Solutions, and Chemical Transport Safety. 2016, Andrew joined Katoen Natie’s Regional Leadership team, where he led his team to growth of more than 800%,. while getting the operations future-ready.

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Mingyou CHEO

Founder,
Chief Strategy Officer

Mingyou is the Group CEO of Choon Heng Group, one of the fastest growing transport solutions conglomerates in Singapore, and beyond. He is regarded as thought leader in the logistics industry, from trucking, to intermodal freight and dangerous goods transport, by sea, land and air. In 2011, Mingyou was named ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards.

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Hong ting wong

Technology Advisor

A serial entrepreneur, Hong Ting is currently founder & CEO of Botbot.AI and 2359 Media. 2359 Media is Asia’s leading software consultancy specializing in rich digital solutions for enterprises across industries such as financial services, FMCG and logistics. Headquartered in Singapore, the digital agency has operations in Vietnam and Indonesia as well, with clientele of significance including Standard Chartered, Samsung and FOX.

Hong Ting serves as Chairman of Singapore’s Media Communications with Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) and committee member in Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). Hong Ting was named EO Singapore’s Young Entrepreneur in 2010 and SOE Entrepreneur of the Year Honouree in 2012

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Prakash Somosundram

Team Advisor

Prakash has built and sold businesses. In 2016 he got a company listed in NASDAQ OMX in Sweden. Being a leading Fintech Influencer lead him to be involved in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.
He has completed 2 ICOs and is also currently advising a few other upcoming projects.

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Merlin Kwan

Marketing Advisor

As a consultant and serial business owner in F&B, Entertainment, and vehicle leasing, Merlin has 17 years of experience in Europe and Asia – with a rare blend of business design and integrated marketing leadership. Merlin has experience in building and transforming businesses in frontier markets and has worked closely with government agencies like Spring Singapore and IE Singapore, as business-design mentor for selected growth companies in manufacturing and logistics.

Merlin’s work has been 
awarded with more than 20 global industry awards, including Epica Awards, Gold at Global Awards, SMCA Management Consultancy Project of the Year, New York Festivals, and Asia ADfest.

Merlin is also Founder and CEO of Triple One, the first Experience Design firm in Vietnam, and the co-founder and COO of Shelev Vietnam, a rapidly growing truck fleet leasing company in Vietnam.

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HAYK HAKOBYAN

Technology Advisor

Hayk is currently Head of Business Development at Global Yellow Pages (GYP) in Singapore. He spearheaded the business transformation of GYP into a digital powerhouse that helps local and regional SMEs grow and become profitable.

He was previously the regional (MENA) ambassador for Board of Innovation, one of the top European business model innovation consultancies.

Hayk also has an entrepreneurial flair. In 2009, he co-founded the first co-working space in Egypt (and MENA). His latest initiatives include KarTag, the first social transport platform in the MENA region and Engezni, a food discovery and ordering platform for users and restaurants. Hayk is fluent in five languages- Armenian, English, French, Portuguese and Russian

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Andrew Baird

Team Advisor

Andrew is a highly experienced, senior executive in safety, health, environment, quality, technical and operations management. He has significant experience in all aspects of supply chain logistics.
As a strategic corporate leader, he brings more than 30 years of expertise from chemical and petrochemical manufacturing industries and global intermodal logistics operations.

Sherwin Lee

SHERWIN LEE

Legal Advisor

Sherwin is a partner in TLB Law in Singapore and holds a Masters in Law (Distinction) in International Banking and Finance from the University College London. His postgraduate thesis on the theoretical perspectives of Securities Regulation in the United Kingdom was awarded with the highest Distinction.

During his years of legal practice, Sherwin has accumulated local and cross-border transactional experience in matters relating to securities regulation and licensing, capital markets regulation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, venture / private capital and strategic alliances.

Sherwin also regularly advises clients across the financial and emerging technologies space with specific experience and expertise in relation to distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and token generating events / ICOs / ITOs.

In relation to data privacy and the laws that underpin this, Sherwin considers himself to have expertise, having executed data audits and given talks and consultations on the application of the Personal Data Protection Act in Singapore.

Being an entrepreneur at heart, Sherwin regularly advises blockchain start-ups in their legal, tax and governance structuring as well as white paper architectural design. He sees the importance of being a part of the emerging blockchain regulatory landscape and the interplay of DLT with rights management.

INDUSTRY VOICES

"Disruptive innovation has reached a multitude of industries with the majority adapting fast to a changing environment, but the logistics industry is experiencing a strong inflection points"
Expert Writer
StartUs Magazine
"This will change everything."
Director of Procurement
Fortune 500 Chemical company
"It's about time – We haven't seen any change for 50 year in the logistics industry."
General Manager
MNC Service Provider
"A staggering 50% of transporters travel without cargo post-delivery – The industry is forced to innovate rapidly and develop solutions.
General Manager
3PL Service firm

nicholes.hc@logchainprotocol.com